NEW CONTRIBUTORS IN DECEMBER
Brian Whatcott--United States
John Daleiden--United States
Please welcome them to our community. We now have representatives from the following countries--Australia, Botswana, Canada, Canary Islands, England, France, Germany, India, Malawi, New Zealand, Nigeria, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Wales. I look forward to expanding this list in the future. Thank you to everyone that has supported Whispers in any way. --Sincerely, Karen
Rhoda Galgiani released Expressions From the Inside Out, a book of poetry in 2011. Rhoda's second book is a child's story entitled No Snow for Johnny in 2012. Both books are published by APF Publisher. They have received good reviews and is available online at lulu.com and amazon.com (search book titles or author's name at the appropriate website) or contact Rhoda at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Devonshire, Sandra Stefanowich and Jack Horne announce the release of their collaboration poetry book, Shades of Darkness and Light. This book is currently available from eTreasuresPublishing.com, price $2.50 http://jmhorneghosthunt.blogspot.com/
Joann Grisetti released In The Quiet Valley, a book of short poems in 2013. This book is now available online at lulu.com and amazon.com (search book titles or author's name at the appropriate website) or contact Joann directly at email@example.com
Jack Horne announces the release of his debut novel, A Ghost Hunt: a paranormal romance. This book is currently available from eTreasuresPublishing.com, price $3.99 http://jmhorneghosthunt.blogspot.com/
Eunice.Gaba,Rafywa released her first poetry book titled, The Poet in Me in September 24, 2013 published by Xlibrispublishing. It is her very first book as a writer which has not had many reviews yet and it is available for reviews online @amazon.com, Barnes and noble and the e-book is also available in kindle.com (search The Poet in Me under Eunice. Gaba.Rafywa) OR contact Eunice at; firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Ndaba Sibanda’s short story, "Of Tokoloshe And The Translator" has been published in India by Outside In Literary & Travel Magazine, and his poem "River Love" has been published by the Elohi Gadugi Journal. Links: http://outsideinmagazine.com/issue-fifteen/fiction/of-tikoloshi-and-the-translator-ndaba-sibanda/ http://egjournal.org/issue/fall-2013/article/river-love/
Robert Epstein, editor of the anthology, Now This: Contemporary Poems of Beginnings, Renewals, and Firsts, is pleased to announce its publication, which is available online at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Now-This-Contemporary-Beginnings-Renewals/dp/1600478956/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380645452&sr=8-1&keywords=robert+epstein%2C+now+this
(Editor note--Thank you Robert for including my poem in this anthology. For those who enjoy haiku, I recommend this book.)
Brian Strand's latest poetry publication on kindle is AURAL PHRASIS on the POETIC and is available from Amazon at this link http://www.amazon.co.uk/AURAL-PHRASIS-Poetic-VERSE-ebook/dp/B00H14PGYI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387486988&sr=8-1&keywords=aural+phrasis+on+the+poetic+by+brian+strand
John W. (Bill) Williams published a science fiction book that he also illustrated called The Dream Hill. To order copies from Xlibris Company call 1-888-795-4274 or go to www.Xlibris.com The website provides sample pages of the book for interested readers.
Karen O’Leary makes homemade cards with poetry and other features. With cards in stores getting so expensive, she would like to offer the opportunity to have cards with your poetry or cards she designs for occasions made to fit your needs. She will be charging $2 for United States and $3 (US currency only) for other countries including postage. Cards will include envelopes ready for mailing to others. Sample cards are available. Please contact her a firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss options or if you want her mailing address to order a sample card.
Please consider supporting The Pen, The Jokester, and Creative Inspirations by sending stamps or other small donations to help with postage. Thank you for considering this. ---Karen
Karen O’Leary believes Creative Inspirations is about coming together in an uplifting way. For the magazine’s first challenge of the year, she would like to attempt a community poem. The title is below with the first two lines as an example:
Of One Song
Hands and hearts in harmony,
peace on earth with unity
Please submit two rhymed lines of seven syllables each to email@example.com by January 30 for consideration for the March/April issue. For variety, submitted lines do not need to rhyme with the above. I will arrange the couplets in order that best enhances the flow and overall message. Authors will be credited at the end of the poem as follows--Lines 1-2 by Karen O’Leary. Contributors will we able to purchase copies at discounted rates.
Jean Calkins, editor: The Jokester, 2 pages of clean jokes free by email monthly, a forever stamp by snail mail (monthly or quarterly). Help bring smiles to shut-ins by contributing forever stamps. Even one stamp helps. Jean Calkins, 260 4th St., Waynesville, NC 28786-3762. firstname.lastname@example.org
Maurice J. Reynolds, the editor of the poetry publication Creative Inspirations, is seeking poetry 20 lines or less for his print magazine. Complete guidelines are available at www.tgbtgpublictions.com Stamps or cash donations would be appreciated to help with mailing costs.
Arthur C. Ford, poet/editor of The Pen (Poetry Newsletter) is looking for new subscribers and submissions. See information at:www.thepoetbandcompany.yolasite.com(click on guidelines).
Whispers is always looking for new writers to join our community. Please send family friendly poems 20 lines or less to email@example.com Complete guidelines posted 1/21/2013. Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to the site.
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